See what the next generation of talent in Edmonton has to offer at NextFest, where hundreds of young, emerging artists from a variety of disciplines perform and share installations across the city, from May 30 to June 9.
Nine venues around Edmonton, nextfest.org
On June 5, join host Elise Stolte in a conversation with Dave Meslin, author of the new book TEARDOWN: Rebuilding Democracy from the Ground Up, and learn how to affect global change, locally.
Metro Cinema, 8712 – 109 St NW, 780-425-9212, metrocinema.org
A fixture of 124 Street, the 124 Street Grand Market has live music, food trucks, local growers, bakers and makers, and kids programming every Thursday, including June 6.
124 Grand Market, 108 Avenue & 124 Street, 124grandmarket.com
See the workshop performance of “Much Ado!”, the new opera by James Garner with a libretto adapted by Patrick Hansen from Shakespeare’s comedy, Much Ado About Nothing. This two-act opera is still a work in progress and has been workshopped at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and McGill University.
Opera Nuova, 15123 43 Avenue NW, 780-487-4844, operanuova.ca
Sustainival is the world’s first green carnival, a family-friendly event with swings, rides, slides and a ferris wheel — powered entirely by green energy — June 6 to 9 in the Kingsway Mall parking lot.
Kingsway Mall, northwest parking lot, 1 Kingsway Garden Mall NW, 780-477-5756 kingswaymall.com